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Cleveland Kidnapper Forced Victim to Have Abortion Five Times
Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 05/09/2013 6:21:57 PM PDT by Morgana

As more details emerge from the case of the Cleveland kidnapper who apprehended three teenage girls and forced them to live as sex slaves for a decade in his home, a leading pro-life attorney hopes more charges will be made.

Samuel Casey, the general counsel for the Law of Life Project has been closely following the case and he tells LifeNews it appears from reports of the crimes that the first young woman kidnapped by Ariel Castro, Michelle Knight, was raped, impregnated and forcibly aborted by Castro (right) at least five times during her more than ten year captivity.

The grand jury is now meeting to determine the facts of the case and appropriate charges and he believes Castro should be held accountable for the deaths of the babies in the abortions.

“If as reported Ariel Castro starved and then kicked a pregnant Michelle Knight resulting in her miscarrying five children Castro should be charged with aggravated and felonious assault against Knight and aggravated murder of her children. I trust the grand jury will be investigating all such possible charges,” he said.

Casey says Ohio adopted a state law in 2002 that includes unborn children under murder, manslaughter, and assault statutes in non-abortion cases where they are killed, such as in this case.

Casey also thinks the federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which recognizes the “child in utero” as a legal victim if he or she is injured or killed during the commission of any of 68 existing federal crimes of violence, could also come into play.

“These crimes include some acts that are federal crimes no matter where they occur (e.g., certain acts of terrorism), crimes in federal jurisdictions, crimes within the military system, crimes involving certain federal officials, and other special cases,” he tells LifeNews. “The law defines “child in utero” as “a member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb.” Though the majority of kidnapping crimes are prosecuted as state offenses, the federal government can also prosecute someone for kidnapping if the kidnapping crosses state lines.”

Casey continued, “Federal prosecutors can file kidnapping charges independent of state charges, meaning you can be charged with both federal and state crimes. It does not appear that the perpetrator in this case, Ariel Castro, crossed state lines with any of his victims. We should be vigilant to investigate whether Castro ever took Jocelyn across state lines.”

“As the grand jury meets to determine all of the facts, let us be vigilant to assure that the perpetrator(s) of any force abortion(s) in this case is/are charged and convicted of such crimes,” Casey said.

He said holding Castro accountable for killing those babies would provide extra justice for the three kidnapped women, Amanda Berry, 27, Michele Knight, 32, and Gina DeJesus, 23, as well as Jocelyn, Amanda Berry’s 6-year old daughter.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: abortion; arielcastro; cleavland; cleveland; micheleknight

1 posted on 05/09/2013 6:21:57 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

It is incredible to me how tough these women are. To survive this.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 6:23:36 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Morgana

Only five abortions? Whoopi Goldberg still has her beat.

http://voices.yahoo.com/whoopi-goldberg-had-six-abortions-she-wants-to-589418.html


3 posted on 05/09/2013 6:25:36 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Morgana
Expect the MSM to quickly dump the entire story into a memory hole after this news.
4 posted on 05/09/2013 6:27:19 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Morgana

I can’t even imagine someone kicking me in the stomach to the extent that it kills a human being inside of me. Five times.

Think of a malnourished woman, unable to fight back, to defend her baby, being kicked again and again and again until the baby gives up.

There was one set of footprints many, many times in that house in the past decade.

http://graceofjesus.com/footprints.html


5 posted on 05/09/2013 6:31:13 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Morgana

He murdered babies.


6 posted on 05/09/2013 6:36:33 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: Morgana

Unbelievable the pure hell these women went through..what I dont understand is how come he allowed Amanda to have her child..makes me think he only wanted girls but he would have had no clue the sex of the babies that Michelle had..this guy is a despicable piece of filth, just like Kermit Gosnell..he will probably use the defense, hey Obama said that he didn’t want his daughters punished with a baby, neither did he


7 posted on 05/09/2013 6:37:12 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Morgana

I read he punched her in the stomach until she miscarried. I wouldn’t call that a forced abortion. It is murder by assault.


8 posted on 05/09/2013 6:39:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Morgana

deliver us from evil...BUMP


9 posted on 05/09/2013 6:41:18 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Morgana

He’ll be a hero to the ‘Rats.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 6:44:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Morgana
I'm sure this animal thought he was just the big man for beating up these very young women...big man...

I just hope he gets his fair shake...I want him to have an endless fear, to be in agony,to have not a single moment of peace.....

11 posted on 05/09/2013 6:46:34 PM PDT by cherry
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To: BenLurkin

I was gonna post some sarcastic “doesn’t the man ever get a choice”? But that is just too far.


12 posted on 05/09/2013 6:48:00 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Morgana

There’s a simple resolution to this crime. Take Castro outside and put his head on a flat rock. Then allow anyone who wants to hit him in the head 5 times with a sledge hammer.

Could save the taxpayers a lot of money in wasted legal defense dollars and housing this putrid vermin in prison for the rest of his life.

(Note to his jailers: if he makes an attempt on his life . . . . . . . . LET HIM!!!)


13 posted on 05/09/2013 6:48:49 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Expect the MSM to quickly dump the entire story into a memory hole after this news.

Right now it's useful for diverting attention from Benghazi and the Tsarnaevs.

14 posted on 05/09/2013 6:49:59 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Morgana; Old Sarge; NorthernCrunchyCon; UMCRevMom@aol.com; Finatic; fellowpatriot; MarineMom613; ...
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Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

15 posted on 05/09/2013 6:50:40 PM PDT by narses
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To: Morgana

Gosnell did essentially the same thing. They are both a waste of air.

I can’t hardly bear to hear or watch anymore about these cases. I feel sick.

The only thing that helps is to hug my grandbabies a bit tighter....and pray that God will protect them and other innocents from these monsters.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 6:54:54 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: cherry

“I want him to have an endless fear, to be in agony,to have not a single moment of peace.....”

It should start with castration, one gonad at a time, maybe a month a part, with no anesthetic...followed by a month of waterboarding (just for the hell of it)...then he must be torn limb from limb, one limb at a time, a month apart...then he must be tossed out into the street and required to dodge cars...if he survives that, he must be hung by the neck, but not dropped thru the trap door...hung as he is slowly lowered til his body is no longer supported...and hang that way where all can see him for some 24 hours...

Yes, I know this is not PC, and why in hell do we have to have ‘humane’ punishment? What he and the others diserving of the death penalty have done is not humane. F’m...Kill ‘em and make ‘em hurt.


18 posted on 05/09/2013 6:58:58 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: narses

So, on top of all of this, this guy is a scumbag Dim ?

This story makes my skin crawl.


19 posted on 05/09/2013 7:06:10 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Morgana

How were the babies aborted? Was the woman driven to a “clinic”? Was it infanticide in the dungeon?


20 posted on 05/09/2013 7:09:11 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: Morgana

This is why porn is so bad for people. Kidnapping, sex slaves .. this stuff comes straight out of porn stories. Has anyone else made that connection? I’m not trying to moralize .. but Porn normalizes this kind of behavior. They read that stuff and want to live it out. I bet this Castro who took the girls was big into this kind of pornography.


21 posted on 05/09/2013 7:09:18 PM PDT by CometBaby (You can twist perceptions .. reality won't budge!)
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To: Morgana

I’m still waiting to hear if this guy was doing all of these horrific crimes while collecting welfare from the taxpayers.

How would the Dems like this headline:

DEMOCRATIC WELFARE FRAUD KIDNAPS, RAPES, AND BRUTALIZES 3 WOMEN FOR 10 YEARS!!!


22 posted on 05/09/2013 7:11:32 PM PDT by doc
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Maybe he tried to force an abortion but the baby was strong. Maybe boys were born and murdered. Maybe he killed another kidnapped girl in front of them to threaten them. There will be much more coming out about this case. What a miracle those girls survived and are now free. They will need lots of counseling but with God’s grace can move forward with their lives. How joyous their families and friends must be!


23 posted on 05/09/2013 7:11:56 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby.)
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To: Morgana

I can’t think of any punishment for this monster is justice enough. He should be kicked in the balls every day just like he kicked his chained & helpless captives in the stomach until their fetuses died and then miscarried. But that is not nearly enough punishment.


24 posted on 05/09/2013 7:16:15 PM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck, with 2014 House majority, he will be a dangerously socialist!)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Even the female newscaster on CNN cried while reading this story.


25 posted on 05/09/2013 7:43:16 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Morgana

You know now that anyone will be able to buy the abortion pill over the counter, how many mad boyfriends will slip it into their girlfriends drinks or have them consume it in some way?


26 posted on 05/09/2013 8:04:39 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: CometBaby
You are correct that this kind of scenario is a common meme in pornography. Ironically it is even more common in homosexual porn, but the Meese report documented numerous cases of perps of sexual violence imitating pornographic films. Good call.
27 posted on 05/09/2013 8:24:59 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: doc
The perp here was a bus driver, city bus and school bus as I understand it.
28 posted on 05/09/2013 8:26:16 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Morgana

I haven’t been a Prosecutor for a long time now (retired). But God knows I’d love to Prosecute this one.


29 posted on 05/09/2013 8:41:48 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: libbylu

Maybe they can give Castro and Gosnell a cell together. That is if Gosnell goes to prison for ANYTHING!

The hypocrisy of the left makes me ill.


30 posted on 05/09/2013 8:51:52 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Sarah Barracuda

All the facts aren’t yet out...but no doubt these woman were tortured.

His ex-wife was terribly abused....so whatever makes this guy tick has been with him a very long time....and he knew better.


31 posted on 05/09/2013 8:58:57 PM PDT by caww
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The way the laws are being broke, I would not be surprised if he sued the women for room and board.


32 posted on 05/09/2013 9:24:37 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: caww

I cant wait for the state to give that despicable sack of crap the needle..which is too good for him, I mostly prefer burning him at the stake


33 posted on 05/09/2013 9:24:47 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

He’ll likely get the death penalty....for the babies he ki*lled.

Interesting how onfce these “beasts” are caught they become so docile.

I litened to a woman speak who goes to prisons to and works with these “animals” she is very grounded and a strong individual. Yet she said these guys are so smooth in their manilulation and how they toy with peoples minds that there were times she was aware they could even get under her skin....and she’s well trained.

Imagine being 15 or 16.....who have not yet fully developed even their identity....how they would handle their situation.

I think the gal who was beaten up so much likely was happening because she was 21 when abducted....she was further along mentally etc. then the young teenagers when they were taken. So he likely had to beat her more often and harder to submit.


34 posted on 05/09/2013 9:55:33 PM PDT by caww
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I really messed up on that post...can you tell I’m tired lolololol...I should use the spell check when it’s late and long day at work!


35 posted on 05/09/2013 9:57:55 PM PDT by caww
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To: nascarnation
Expect the MSM to quickly dump the entire story into a memory hole after this news.

Right now it's useful for diverting attention from the immigration/amnesty bill and gun control bills(trying to resurrect this one)

36 posted on 05/09/2013 11:30:00 PM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: Morgana
Right now the media is using this story for diverting attention from the immigration/amnesty bill and gun control bills(trying to resurrect this one)

Congress trying to sneak these bills through to destroy the U.S. and take our rights away and the news media uses crap like this to divert our attention away from what Congress is doing to harm us

37 posted on 05/09/2013 11:32:30 PM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: CometBaby

I’ve seen a bit of porn

Unaware of any where the male kicks a pregnant woman in the gut till she aborts a fetus/baby

Yes dungeon porn is bad form...at least in my opinion

But the girls are voluntary and gush on and on how much they love the abuse

Sick yes....sex outside of Gods wishes?....absolutely

But I don’t think we have a nation of monsters on our hands due to porn though obviously it desensitizes youth and gives both sexes unreasonable expectations

Sexual perverts who hold women captive are nothing new and kidnapping by stranger remains quite rare compared to kidnapping by known party

Only 300-400 yearly in a nation of 350 million and 90 percent end in dead victims

This is just bad people like have existed since time immemorial

Looking for reasons is not simple

Born bad...maybe...made bad...who knows


38 posted on 05/09/2013 11:56:49 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: SkyPilot

I actually saw Linda Ling in Cuiliacan Sinoala cry on a mex dope cartel documentary the other day on Current

13 year girl discovers dead daddy

Yes I know...I’m evil for watching it but some of their documentaries are not half bad

Culiacan...a spot I plan to avoid like Juarez....12 murders in 3 hours in a town of 300,000


39 posted on 05/10/2013 12:02:04 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Sorry, but I don’t agree because we shouldn’t waste that much time and effort on this guy. Forgive the man his sins and let the Father sort it out whenever and however that meeting happens to take place. Something about weeping and gnashing of teeth...


40 posted on 05/10/2013 5:19:58 AM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV), Luke 22:36 (NIV))
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To: hinckley buzzard

What I don’t understand is how he got to be a school bus driver when he had domestic violence charges against him by his now-deceased ex-wife. Didn’t the school district bother to look up his records?


41 posted on 05/10/2013 6:27:05 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: Morgana
Like Dred Scott v. Sanford and slavery, the abortion license must expand and expand until the Kermit Gosnells of the world are acquitted (as I believe he will be).

It is an impossibility that the nature of the unborn child and its fate are merely subjective.

For the State of Ohio to convict Castro of murder in these cases, a court will have to find that the children killed had the right not to be killed. But if that right is merely contingent on the frame of mind of the mother, it is no right at all.

Roger Taney thought he was performing a great public service by finally cutting through all the pretense, all the euphemisms, all the bullshit and stating, clearly, once and for all the basis of American slavery - that no negro had, or could have, any rights that a white man was bound to respect.

Taney seriously believed that he was defusing the powder keg that slavery had become - that once the matter was clear, in law, that peace would follow.

Abortion now is in the same place. It is a peculiar institution - in order to accomodate it, on the margins, every other law, custom, and tradition must get out of the way.

Look at the cover of People Magazine this week - "Kate's Baby Bump". Why is it a "baby" bump, when People Magazine campaigns so energetically for the "lump of tissue" theory?

The abortion peculiar institution has become completely incoherent. Common sense and elementary justice says Castro should hang for killing these babies - but Ohio can't allow that to happen (and if they do, the USSC will overrule them) - because to establish in law that these innocent little lumps of tissue are what they appear to be - will cause a war, just as surely as Roger Taney's famous decision did.

42 posted on 05/10/2013 6:42:10 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: caww
He’ll likely get the death penalty....for the babies he ki*lled.

They were not babies in law, and the USSC will not allow any law to stand that makes them into babies.

It is impossible, as things now stand, to write a fetal murder law that would be constitutional.

43 posted on 05/10/2013 6:45:20 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: nanetteclaret

Do the words”Affirmative Action Hiree” ring a bell?


44 posted on 05/10/2013 6:47:52 AM PDT by sport
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To: Morgana

Please tell me this guy is up for the death penalty.


45 posted on 05/10/2013 8:50:37 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Jim Noble

There are already laws in some states that prosecute based on the death of an unborn child due to criminal activity.


46 posted on 05/10/2013 9:01:30 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

But those laws are obviously unconstitutional, in that they treat defendants differently based on subjective criteria, denying them equal protection of the laws.


47 posted on 05/10/2013 9:28:01 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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